Welcome to the AGPI
The Association for Games & Puzzles International (AGPI), founded in 1985 by Bruce Whitehill, is the world’s foremost organization dedicated to the collection and preservation of games and puzzles.
As an international, nonprofit association, the AGPI is chartered to conduct research and explore the history of games and puzzles from ancient times up to the present, and to disseminate information about games and puzzles to the broadest audience possible, including the general public, the media, libraries, museums, scholars, and others. Games and puzzles offer a remarkable view of our cultural past and future!
AGPI members’ interests encompass all types of games, jigsaw puzzles, and mechanical puzzles, from all eras and from all around the world. Some of our members specialize in other pastimes and collect related playthings, from toys to tops, and from marbles to architectural blocks. Our membership includes a broad spectrum of individuals and expertise, from interested enthusiasts to novice collectors to some of the world’s most renowned historians, authors, and designers of game & puzzles. Many companies and institutions hold membership in the organization.
Originally known as the American Game Collectors Association (AGCA), the organization’s name was changed to the Association of Game & Puzzle Collectors in 1999 to reflect the broadened scope of its mission and its international nature.
Collection and Use of AGPI Member Information
The AGPI collects personal information voluntarily provided by members, such as name, organization, address, telephone number, and email address. The organization uses this information to send publications and other communications to members, and to conduct other official business of the association.
The AGPI publishes a Membership Directory that includes member contact information and additional information voluntarily provided by each member, such as game and puzzle interests. The Membership Directory is provided to members for authorized use only. All members in good standing are authorized to use information in the Membership Directory solely for personal purposes that comply with the AGPI Code of Ethics and are consistent with the AGPI Charter and Bylaws.
Members may request that they not be listed in the Membership Directory or that specific information be omitted from it.
Members may apply to the AGPI Membership Chair requesting authorization for using membership contact information when publicizing a nonprofit activity not sponsored by the AGPI that is consistent with the AGPI Charter. The AGPI President or a Board member designated by the President reviews and determines the disposition of such requests.
The AGPI does not sell, rent, lease, or otherwise release its membership information to third parties, except as noted in the Third-Party Relationships section of this policy. The AGPI may, upon review and authorization by the Board of Directors, contact members on behalf of external organizations regarding offerings that may be of interest so long as they are consistent with the AGPI Charter. In those cases, personal information (such as name, address, telephone number, email address) is not transferred to any third party.
The AGPI may disclose member information if required to do so by law, such as by warrant or court order, or to protect the rights of the AGPI and its property.
Collection and Use of Information on Official AGPI Websites
AGPI currently maintains the following official AGPI websites: the main website at gamesandpuzzles.org and the specialized gamecatalog.org website. As with many websites, general connection information is automatically collected and logged when a user visits an AGPI website and browses its pages. This information may include the user’s IP address, web browser type and version, domain name, access time, referring website address, and pages visited on the websites. AGPI uses this information for preparing general statistics regarding access to the website and specific pages and improving the utility of the AGPI website for members and other visitors.
Be aware that information contained in posts by authorized members and visitors on the AGPI’s public online forums may be available for subsequent access by any Internet user, and may be indexed and cached by search engine bots and crawlers that are not controlled by the AGPI.
Each AGPI website includes links to external websites that are controlled by other organizations and individuals. The AGPI is responsible only for website content provided directly on its official websites, unless otherwise noted on specific web pages. The AGPI is not responsible for material provided on other websites, except as noted in the section, AGPI Presence on Websites Not Controlled by the AGPI.
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AGPI Presence on Websites Not Controlled by the AGPI
The AGPI maintains an official presence on a number of non-AGPI websites, including social media sites, in support of the statement of purpose in its Charter.
Members and nonmembers may elect to participate voluntarily in AGPI-sanctioned pages and channels present on these websites. Any information in public posts to these pages and channels may be republished in other AGPI-sanctioned pages, channels, and publications, unless the posting person or organization expressly indicates otherwise.
Use of Information in Official Publications
The AGPI’s official magazines and newsletters are posted online and are available for public viewing. These include the current AGPI Quarterly, its predecessors, and any successors. These magazines may contain personal information voluntarily submitted by members for incorporation in each publication.
The AGPI’s Membership Directory is not posted online and is not available for public viewing or use.
Members may voluntarily post information about themselves in the members-only section of an AGPI website. Such information is visible only to other authorized AGPI members[RT7] .
The AGPI contracts with service providers to perform functions including printing and mailing publications and processing financial transactions. The AGPI provides those companies only the information they need to perform contracted services. These companies are trusted to maintain the confidentiality of AGPI information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
AGPI maintains a relationship with 2checkout.com to provide online services for payment of membership and other fees to AGPI.
Security of AGPI-Collected Information
The AGPI protects the security of information provided and collected. The AGPI maintains such information on computers that operate in a controlled, secure environment.
AGPI Refund Policy
If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, within 120 days from the purchase date, we will fully refund the cost of your order.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the AGPI Refund Policy, or believe that AGPI has not adhered to this Refund Policy, please contact AGPI at the following address:
3379 Americo Dr
WPB, FL 33417 USA
AGPI Customer Service Information
Founded in 1985, the Association for Games & Puzzles International (AGPI), is the world’s foremost organization dedicated to the collection and preservation of games and puzzles. As an international, nonprofit association, the AGPI is chartered to conduct research and explore the history of games and puzzles from ancient times up to the present, and to disseminate information about games and puzzles to the broadest audience possible, including the general public, the media, libraries, museums, scholars, and others.
The AGPI provides a variety of membership benefits. These include a year’s subscription to the Association for Games & Puzzles International Quarterly (four issues each year), an annual convention and periodic regional events (requiring separate registration fees), a members-only exclusive email list, and a dedicated AGPI website, www.gamesandpuzzles.org.
Membership to the organization is paid on an annual basis. The AGPI does not provide refunds to members for annual membership fees already paid.
Members who have questions or related requests may submit them to the AGPI either by email to:
or by postal mail to:
3379 Americo Dr
WPB, FL 33417 USA
or by telephone to:
during customer service hours: 5 pm to 8 pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday
Please allow 2-4 weeks for responses
Join the AGPI today! … or Renew your current AGPI membership!
Please allow 6 weeks for AGPI to process your membership payment.
If you have any questions about your membership, please contact AGPI membership.
Full Memberships are for 12 months. They include AGPI Quarterly issues mailed to you via first class mail. Other benefits include full access to our online archive of past publications (1985-present) and to online blogs and forums. Full members have full member voting rights and receive invitations to our our annual convention and regional meetings.
- Click here for 1 Year of Full Membership for United States addresses – $40
- Click here for 1 Year of Full Membership for Canadian addresses – $50
- Click here for 1 Year of Full Membership for Overseas addresses (outside USA and Canada) – $70
Associate Memberships are for 12 months. They include ONLINE access to all issues published during those 12 months of the AGPI Quarterly. Other benefits include online access to all selected past publications in our archive; invitations to our annual convention and regional meetings; and access to our online blogs and forums.
2Checkout.com Inc. (Ohio, USA) is a payment facilitator for goods and services provided by the AGPI.
What are the benefits of AGPI membership?
- Share your interests with game players, puzzle solvers, collectors, researchers, preservationists, museums, companies, inventors, authors, and manufacturers who are among your fellow AGPI members!
- The AGPI Quarterly publishes information about member activities and includes feature articles, in-depth research information, and world-wide game and puzzle news.
- The Annual Convention includes guest speakers, expert workshops and seminars, panel discussions, “Show & Tell”, an auction, and game buying and selling.
- Regional meetings held in various parts of the country during the year encourage wider membership participation and often explore specific areas of interest.
- The AGPI’s Archives provides access to game and puzzle company catalogs and copies of instructions for thousands of games. The Archives also houses research information, and books and articles written about games and puzzles.
Note: AGPI has a business arrangement with 2CheckOut to process credit card payments. 2Checkout is an authorized retailer of the AGPI.
AGPI Membership Benefits
Share your game and puzzle interests with collectors, dealers, researchers, preservationists, museums, players, puzzle solvers, designers, makers, authors, jigsaw puzzle cutters, and manufacturers who are among your fellow AGPI members!
The Game & Puzzle Quarterly covers member activities, contains feature articles and offers in-depth research information as well as international news and advertising.
The Annual Convention includes guest speakers, workshops and seminars, panel discussions, Show & Tell, an auction, and game buying and selling. The highlight of the year, the convention is filled with fun, camaraderie, and opportunities to learn and expand your collection and knowledge.
Regional and special meetings held in various parts of the world during the year encourage wider membership participation and often explore specific areas of interest.
AGPI provides online access to copies of instructions for thousands of games and a number of game and puzzle company catalogs. The Archives also houses research information, and books and articles written about games and puzzles.
Link up with other AGPI members via the Membership Handbook & Directory, the members-only Internet email mailing list, and members-only sections of our www.gamesandpuzzles.org web site.
Code of Ethics
- In all game and puzzle sales, trades, purchases, and information exchanges, members shall adhere to the best moral and ethical conduct, so as to command the highest respect and utmost confidence.
- Members will disclose all known damages and repairs on any items for sale or for trade or described in information exchanges.
- Members will not knowingly misrepresent anything for sale or trade or described in an information exchange as to age, condition, authenticity, or other material of fact.
- No member shall purport to represent the AGPI or speak for the AGPI without prior approval of the Board of Directors. Approval shall be withheld at the Board’s discretion.
- The AGPC Board of Directors performs the role of the AGPI Ethics Committee. The Ethics Committee may receive complaints in person or writing of a member against another. The President will first try to resolve any dispute. If said dispute cannot be resolved by the President, the Board of Directors shall meet either in person, or by phone, mail, or email to resolve the dispute. In all cases members shall have the right to appear in person before the Board of Directors.
- The AGPC Board of Directors performs the role of the AGPI Ethics Committee. The Ethics Committee may receive complaints in person or writing against a member.
- If the complaint was submitted by another member, the President will first try to resolve any dispute. If said dispute cannot be resolved by the President, the Board of Directors shall meet either in person, or by phone, mail, or email to resolve the dispute. In all cases members shall have the right to appear in person before the Board of Directors.
- If the complaint was submitted by a non-member, the Ethics Committee will notify the member of the complaint and request that the member work to resolve the issue. In certain cases, the Ethics Committee may also determine whether it should take an active role in the resolution of the dispute.
- The Board has the right to dismiss the offending member from membership, suspend the member, reprimand the member, or take any other action for breach of ethics it deems appropriate.
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